Apple spice is the quintessential fall flavor. Marry it with hearty pork chops and a buttery sauce and point me to the dinner table. This apple spice pork chop recipe is one of those good enough to serve to guests but simple enough to have in the weeknight dinner rotation type of recipes. It’s inexpensive to make and has few ingredients making it a terrific go-to dinner recipe.
About the Ingredients
Pork Chops – Boneless and thin sliced. If your supermarket doesn’t have thin sliced you could use the thicker cut and cook it longer or just slice them in half the long way before starting.
Onion – A sweet onion, sliced thin.
Apples – You can use any kind you like. I used honeycrisp because that’s the kind we keep in the house for snacking.
Chicken broth, butter and fall spices – Here’s your butter sauce!
Recipe Substitutions & Variations
Chicken breast is an easy substitute for pork chops in this recipe. You can do everything exactly as the recipe says but adjust the cooking times as needed to be sure your chicken is cooked all the way through.
Have leftover pumpkin pie spice in the spice rack? Rather than mixing your own spices into the sauce try using the pumpkin pie spice.
How to Make Apple Spice Pork Chops
Begin by seasoning and pan cooking the pork chops. Remove them to a plate to rest and sauté the apples and onions in butter in the same pan.
Add the broth and spices to the apples and onions, scraping any of the brown bits, to create a sauce. Return the pork chops to the pan and nestle them in. Let it all simmer for a few minutes while the meat absorbs the apple spice goodness and then get ready to dig in.
FAQ’s & Expert Tips
Should I peel the apples? I left the skin on the apples. After cooking the skin softens a lot and shouldn’t be an issue in terms of texture. The red gives the dish nice color and since we eat with our eyes first, looks matter. If the skin is problematic for you, or more likely your kids, feel free to take the extra time to peel them.
The Recipe for Apple Spice Pork Chops
This recipe and all of the delicious details are available on the Budget Bytes blog at Apple Spice Pork Chops. I served my apple spice pork chops over creamy polenta with a side of roasted broccoli. If you test out this recipe be sure to leave a note in the comments below. I’d love to hear what you thought. Enjoy!